This species is found in Zhaojue County in southwestern Sichuan province, and Gongshan, Zhongdian and Deqin counties in northwestern Yunnan province, China. Within this range it has a very small area of occupancy. However, it probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and it can also be expected from northern Myanmar. It has been recorded from 2,760-3,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pools, marshes, slow-flowing streams and the surrounding alpine grasslands and shrublands. It breeds in water.
It is a very common species in some places, but uncommon in others.
There are no known threats at present.
The species' range is within the Gaoligongshan and Baimaxueshan National Nature Reserves.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its probable wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Rana shuchinae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58716A11829551. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58716A11829551.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018